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Morning watch 4-19-14

April 19th, 2014

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

It was 36 degrees (F) 2 (C) and sunny on my watch

I went to the Brighton site before sunrise to see if Dot.Ca (DC) spends his nights there. Arriving at 6am he was not there and I left after almost an hour for downtown. The Broad St. Bridge was filling up with cars from some run that was taking place so I went to the hole and waited to see a falcon go in or out of the nest box. Around 7:05am I heard the rantings of a Peregrine that wanted to lay on his eggs-DC flew in with food to the deck and Beauty came out,grabbed it and flew to the Wilder building east end of the green strip while DC went in the nest and covered his family.

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Beauty seemed very hesitant about eating as she waited a couple minutes looking around before starting to pluck feathers and even then she stopped 3 times to have a good look around. Finally she started eating and didn’t stop til she was done.

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The Beautyful one finished eating and flew off at 7:32am over to the OCSR top ibeam near the south corner.

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I ended my watch at 7:45am to go home and get ready to go to Buffalo/Fort Erie (Canada) with Joyce who had invited me to go see if we could find BB (formerly the female at McKays Tower near the University of Buffalo) and ID her as it was thought that she was hanging out in Fort Erie with another falcon. Canadian Peregrine Foundation (CPF) watchers Tracy Simpson and Bruce Massey went there as well plus Sage and Roger from Peregrine Place (Buffalo) met up with all of us too. We didn’t find BB but we did watch a Merlin (falcon) eat a meal in a tree.

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Joyce and I left Fort Erie Canada around 7pm and headed for downtown Buffalo to look for the Statler falcons. I saw one land on the corner of a building but it showed us only its back. Our next and final stop was Central Terminal, my favorite of all the Buffalo sites and home to Diamante who is from Mariah&Kavers last clutch in Rochester and his mate Gleig . Gleig came flying in a few minutes after we arrived and she spent the next 10-15 minutes whining for him to vacate the nest box and eggs. She too only showed us her back but when Diamante finally came out we were able to locate him in the front of the building and so here are your bonus pics of the day!

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That’s all she wrote folks as we headed out of Buffalo for home with a big old smile on our faces! :)

One video from this mornings watch below-click on the link to view it

http://youtu.be/xI_4v6nja5c

Morning watch 4-18-14

April 18th, 2014

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

The weather was great this morning-starting temperature was 43 (F) 6 (C) light wind with sun and blue skies

I checked ustream to see that Beauty was on the eggs (there are 4 total) when I left for downtown. As I made my u turn on the Broad St. Bridge (BSB) to face  the Times Square building (TSB) I spotted Dot.Ca (DC) way up on the top of  the northwest wing ring at 6:36am.

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DC was in hunt mode and watching below him-there must have been some sparrows or starlings down in between the wings. Suddenly he saw something bigger and flew off to attack a crow that was too close to his nest-he thumped on it hard, several times above the Democrat&Chronicle building before they left my field of vision behind the Blue Cross Arena.

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I watched Beauty fly out of the nest box and go to the base of Mercury but I didn’t see DC go to the scrape to cover the eggs. Donna and Campgee let me know that he had done so. Thank you ladies! Beauty did some preening and looking around, then she flew off going low over the river and out of sight to the south.

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A few minutes later she showed up under the northeast wing of TSB at 6:54am. She stayed up there for the next 20 minutes just hanging out and doing some rousing and stretching.

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Beauty flew off at 7:16am going behind the TSB like she was looking for something or trying to flush out a bird. She came back around and went to the base of Mercury.

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Larry stopped by around 7:30am and while we were chatting Beauty flew off Mercury. I didn’t see where she went and after Larry left I drove to the Brighton Site-there were no falcons seen. :(  I made my way back to the BSB at 8:15am just in time to see Beauty land on the base of Mercury and start eating.

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Beauty stopped eating less than 10 minutes later, picked up a small piece of leftovers and went to the other side of the base where I couldn’t see her from the bridge. I went down to the hole to see if she was still on the base or had flown off-she was there and I caught her as she went up onto the green part of the base.

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I got distracted by a phone call and missed Beauty flying off from the base. When I finished up I looked up to see Beauty was on the Mercury money bag.

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A few minutes later at just about 9am Beauty flew off- I ended my watch at this point. Beauty and DC have 4 eggs to incubate as she is done laying them and now we wait about 33 days for them to start hatching. There will be many smiles when that happens! :)

Click on the links below to view my videos from this morning

http://youtu.be/_luXwYynW54

http://youtu.be/O0-Pm26q6Kg

http://youtu.be/lz2j_oefJLU

Morning watch 4-17-14

April 17th, 2014

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

Well let’s hope this is the last of the cold below freezing temperatures until next fall as it was 28 degrees (F) -2 (C) with sun and bright blue skies when I left for my watch.  One can hope right!?

So I arrived on the Broad St. bridge (BSB) at 6:25am and could find no falcons. Beauty was on the eggs when I checked the livestream before leaving home. I drove around downtown looking for Dot.Ca (DC) to be hunting somewhere but I had no luck until I returned to the BSB. At 6:47am Beauty flew out from the nest box to check out DC who was on the base of Mercury with food. I thought it was her on the base at first until I saw the white of his chest and feathers floating in the air.  Donna let me know that Beauty had left and returned to the eggs. Thanks D!

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DC kept eating and eating-I thought he would eat it all until he finally stopped around 7:15am, saving a mere snack for Beauty which he took to the deck.

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The Beautyful one was more than ready to grab his food gift and fly to the base of Mercury with it as DC took her place on the eggs. I left the bridge to go down in the hole since Beauty had landed on the only corner of the base of Mercury that you can’t see from the BSB.

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Beauty finished off her meager morsel in less than 5 minutes and began feaking and cleaning off her talons trying to get every last bit of nourishment she could find. After all, a girl gets hungry sitting on eggs all night! When she was done she turned around and took off at 7:30am flying past Times Square around Widows Walk and back thru over to OCSR where she disappeared behind it to the north.

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5 minutes later after a trip over by the Radisson Hotel to look for her I returned to the hole to find Beauty on the north side of the roof that is behind the nest box and well area. She did a lot of preening while I watched her up there and I think she looked like she had a little egg butt so stay tuned there may be a 5th egg laid later on today!

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I left to check Brighton-staying there a good amount of time with no falcon sightings. We miss you Pigott-fly free and be safe wherever you are! At 8:35am I received a tweet, from whom I don’t know-thank you whoever you are, saying DC would not relinquish his spot to Beauty on their eggs. I returned downtown around 8:45am finding no falcons from the BSB so I headed to the Andrews St. bridge checking all points north when I spotted a gray spot on the gray top ibeam north side of OCSR near the west corner. I went down to State St. across from the Rochester Plaza Hotel to find Beauty lurking in the shadows.

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I had to get going so I ended my watch there at 9am with a smile for all is good in the downtown Rochester Falcon world! :)

Click on the 2 links below to view videos of our dynamic duo

http://youtu.be/fkVx-nftcDI

http://youtu.be/ZFdQpo9i-ts

Morning watch 4-16-14

April 16th, 2014

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

Really-  24 degrees (F) -4 (C) after 80’s over this past weekend-enough already! There were snow showers off and on with sunny blue skies during my watch

As I made my u-turn on the Broad St. bridge (BSB) to face the Times Square building (TSB) I witnessed a food exchange over the intersection of Exchange and  Broad St. Dot.Ca handed off to Beauty and went to the nest box while Beauty took her food gift to the northeast corner of Widows Walk. I drove to Fitzhugh St. for a closer view but she had other plans and left with it while I was on my way over there. I found her on the base of Mercury at 7am plucking feathers as I pulled over on Broad St. by the Blue Cross Arena first and then up to the BSB to see the front of her.

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The Beautyful one didn’t eat much and flew off with it 10 minutes later headed west. I caught up with her under the southeast wing of TSB.

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I went down to the hole behind Keybank to observe her. She wasn’t eating so I assume she cached her food somewhere. Beauty did some heavy duty preening while she was up there.

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I left her to it and went to check the Brighton site around 7:50am but again no Pigott and no juvie were found. I stayed about 20 minutes then headed back downtown. I had a little trouble finding Beauty as she was no longer under the wing. I made a trip over to the Andrews St. bridge to look around but ended up back near the TSB where I spotted Beauty on the southeast corner ledge which is one level higher than the nest box just about 8:50am. The best spot to view her was from Broad St. by the Democrat & Chronicle.

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Beauty didn’t stay long and just as I started tweeting her location she flew off to the northeast. I found her over on the OCSR near the elevator shaft 2nd ibeam down and she was eating. I went down to the hole on Bank Place where it meets Aqueduct St. to watch.

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Beauty didn’t eat for long-when she was finished she did some feaking and cleaning up before flying off at 9:17am to the TSB.

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Beauty came to rest under the southeast wing again and she was sporting a very full crop!

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I thought to myself-that will make a nice pillow when she goes to incubate her eggs next time. Beauty got some nice down time this morning stretching her wings to fly some and do some preening and eating after laying on her eggs all night. I wanted to wait to see DC but my time is limited for the next couple weeks or so until after I move, so I ended my watch at 9:20am and left for home smiling after seeing that huge crop on Beauty! :)

Click on the links below to see videos of the Beautyful one

http://youtu.be/TyTVz3ogqpg

http://youtu.be/bkmXYgVPdIw

http://youtu.be/U1i9iV-AQus

Falcon Seen at Kodak Park this Evening - 4/15/14

April 15th, 2014

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

Not much time to look for falcons tonight.  It is so cold out there!  My first stop was the BS location.  No falcons seen or heard.

While I was there, my friend and fellow Falcon Watcher Kathy O texted that she had seen Dot.ca on OCSR while downtown and was now at Kodak Park on Lake Ave.  She was watching an adult Peregrine Falcon on the south side of the smaller building just south of the taller Research Lab Bldg.  This is where we have seen two recently.

By the time I got there, it was snowing.  I parked behind Kathy and tried to get some decent pics of the falcon.  Sorry to say lack of lighting and snow does not make for very good pictures.  Oh, well.

About 15 minutes after I arrived, the falcon took off and flew over us vocalizing quite loudly.  she (we believe a female based on size, but can’t be sure) turned back and landed on the roof of the building she just left.  A few minutes later, she again vocalized and flew over us.  This time she continued, heading southeast, heading directly towards the Seneca Tower Apts (ST) on the other side of the river.  I lost sight of her behind the tree line, so I can’t tell for sure that’s where she ended up.

Kathy and I waited to see if she would return, but she didn’t.

You know the Rochester Falcon Watchers will be keeping an eye on this area!

Congratulations to Beauty and Dot.ca for the arrival of their 4th egg!  WooHoo!

Here are some really bad pics that I took tonight.

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Plus a picture that Kathy took with her phone before I arrived.

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Goodnight everyone!

Morning watch 4-15-14

April 15th, 2014

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

When I left for my watch at 6:25am it was 38 degrees (F) 3 (C) raining and very dark

Beauty was on the eggs before I left for my watch. When I arrived downtown I looked around the Times Square (TSB) area from the Broad St. bridge (BSB) but didn’t see Dot.Ca (DC) so I took a ride to see if he was on Kodak Office like yesterday. He wasn’t and I received reports from Donna and Annette that there was a switch at the nest box as I was on my way back. Thank you ladies! It took me a bit to find Beauty on the east end of the Wilder green strip because I was on the BSB and you can’t see it from there. I found her as I got down to the hole (Aqueduct St.) around 7am.

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She had her back to me the whole time I spent with her-not too many pics today for that reason and the weather conditions. The Beautyful one roused (shaking of feathers), did a little stretching and pooped around 7:30am.

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That would be all the action I saw out of her-little did I know she was close to laying egg #4! I didn’t expect it until closer to noon. Anyway, I stayed with her until 8am and then I left to check out the Brighton site. There was nothing to be seen-not even a goose, so I went back downtown arriving at 8:33am to find Beauty still on the Wilder strip still with her back to me in the rain. About 10 minutes later Beauty left when I wasn’t looking-again Donna and Annette let me know. Thanks! I then moved over by Keybank where I could see the nest box area and saw DC fly out from the nest area-I found him on the top ibeam near the south corner of OCSR.

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DC wasn’t doing much more than turning his head back and forth, most likely looking for breakfast. Around 9am he extracted a pellet and 10 minutes later he took off fast going southwest. He returned to OCSR same spot as before a few minutes later. This is when I started getting tweets that Beauty was in labor from NCAFalcons and Annette so I ended my watch hoping to get home in time to see. Too late, as  Annette and NCA reported Beauty had laid egg #4 before I could get home. Thanks for your help gals! And in case you’re wondering-yes I was smiling the rest of the way home! :)

One link for you to click on today to view a video

http://youtu.be/wj8ZBbdwNVo

Morning watch 4-14-14

April 14th, 2014

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

I stepped out the house for the first time since last fall without a jacket on as it was 68 (F) 20 (C) mostly overcast with a brisk breeze (actually it was quite windy) and a cool sunrise as I drove down route 490

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Beauty was on her eggs when I left home and as arrived at 6:30am I scanned the area from the Broad St. bridge (BSB). I spotted a falcon on the Kodak Office launchpad. I took off to investigate and found it to be Dot.Ca (DC) in hunt mode. I parked on the north side of Kodak in the Harmco Plumbing supply store.

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He didn’t stay for long as he flew off to the north going into stoop formation, vanishing quickly behind buildings. I waited a few minutes and when he didn’t return I headed back to the Times Square (TSB) area. I found DC on top of the Mercury money bag (MMB) with no food so he had missed whatever he stooped on over at KO.

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A minute later Beauty flew from the nest box to the base of Mercury. DC looked down at her and promptly dropped off the money bag to mate with her at 7am.

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DC went to the nest box as reported by Annette (TY) and Beauty started picking at a tiny bite sized morsel of leftover food. She managed to sneak off while I was tweeting so I took a ride to look around for her. When I got back Beauty was on the northeast wing ledge of the TSB so I went to the hole to share space with her.

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The Beautyful one did some serious preening while up there and around 7:50am she spotted DC  and soon he joined her on the ledge before jumping up on her to mate once again.

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DC then flew over to the MMB and a moment later Beauty flew over to circle DC then off to land on the deck and into the nest box.

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I drove up to the BSB to watch DC just before he took off east across the river going into a stoop before leaving my field of vision behind the Radisson Hotel.

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I waited a bit and when he didn’t return I set out to the Brighton Site-arriving there at 8:15am I saw a falcon on the south side roof above the vent. I got all excited because I could see that it was an adult and I thought maybe it was Pigott but I soon determined that it was DC.

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I started tweeting it out and when I looked up again he was gone. After a couple trips around the pot hole infested driveway with no sign of DC I went back downtown. I found DC on the lower back roof of TSB on the north side-he had food. I parked by Keybank in the hole to watch as he started filling the air with feathers from his prey after staring a pigeon with a death wish back away from the roof above him.

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DC picked at his beak a bit trying to get a feather off and then it was time to make a food delivery to his darlin’. He grabbed his prepared meal and flew to the deck with it.

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Beauty promptly grabbed it and flew to the base of Mercury as I promptly flew up to the BSB where I could see the front of her and DC went into the nest box.

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I saw a duck down on a cement thingie that stuck out from the bottom of the Thomson Reuters building-she flew off landing in the river.

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Back to Beauty who finished up her meal and cached the leftovers on the green part of the base.

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She feaked her beak trying to get some feathers off of it and then she decided to fly over to cam 1, so back to the hole I went to get a few parting shots as she looked like she was getting sleepy.

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At 9:20am I ended my very busy watch, smiling after having spent time with our downtown Rochester Peregrine Falcon pair on this 14th day of April! :)

PS: although their tweets came too late, I want to thank Annette and NCA for trying to help me keep track of Beauty and DC

Click on the links below to see my photo album and videos from this mornings watch

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=0AaN3DFm0ZMWqjdY

http://youtu.be/v8UOJXcMwFs

http://youtu.be/OS00Sib6UQU

http://youtu.be/xGZYq2Q-m64

http://youtu.be/0IH8IrYb8K4


Weekend Falcon Watch Report - 4/12 and 4/13/2014

April 13th, 2014

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

1 - 2 - 3 Eggs and counting!  :-)

Three eggs and temps close to 80 degrees today.  Springtime in Rochester has arrived.  Of course we won’t talk about later on this week when temperatures will drop again.

Saturday Afternoon - April 12, 2014

I didn’t have a whole lot of time.  My time is very limited for falcon watching right now.  But I get out when I can.  My route took me to Lake Ave near the Kodak Park Research Labs first.  While I was driving, heading south, I spotted an adult Peregrine Falcon flying overhead near the tall KP research lab building.  I quickly pulled over into the bus lane and was able to get one picture.  This is very close to the Seneca Tower Apartments (just across the river) where Dana has been seeing an adult falcon and where Billy had also been seen.  I lost sight of the falcon as it headed east across the river gorge.

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After checking the Seneca Towers Apts and Hawkeye and not finding any falcons, I headed towards downtown where I found fellow falcon watcher Dan S on the Broad St Bridge.  We stayed there for about an hour before Dan had to leave.  Beauty was on the nest box platform.

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Rfalconcam Watcher Donna texted me to let me know that Dot.ca (DC) was inside the nest box on the eggs, two at that time.  After Dan left, I moved down to Aqueduct St (aka the hole).  Dot.ca flew out of the nest box and he was kakking loudly.  From where I was parked, I could not see what DC was after, but I sure could hear him.  Whatever was bothering DC, didn’t seem to bother Beauty.  She continued to preen and look up now and then. After about 15 minutes, Dot.ca landed on top of the Mercury statue and Beauty walked into the nest box.  Rfalconcam Watcher Camp verified that Beauty was in the nest box.  Thanks Donna and Camp for your help yesterday.

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While Dan and I were on the Broad St Bridge, we noticed that there was some scaffolding going up on the west end of Midtown Plaza.  Looks like they’re going to start working on it soon.

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I had to be somewhere at 4:30 pm, but checked the BS location afterwards.  Sorry to say, I did not find any falcons there at 7:00 pm.

Sunday Early Afternoon, April 13, 2014

Today I started my watch at the BS location.  I stayed there for close to an hour.  Dana joined me there.  Again no falcons seen or heard.

Dana and I joined Kathy O downtown on Aqueduct St (aka the hole).  It was busy at the Blue Cross Arena again.  A group of cheerleaders were practicing on the sidewalk on Broad St.  Not sure what was going on there today.

Beauty was up on Camera #1 (pan cam) and Dot.ca was up above her on the northeast wing ledge of the Times Square Bldg (TSB).

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Beauty took off and flew around a bit before landing on the nest box platform.  She stayed there for awhile before heading into the nest box to sit on the eggs (now 3!).

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Kathy left, leaving Dana and I to watch Dot.ca take off and head east across the river.  While we were waiting for him to return, Kathy reported that she had been watching two Peregrine Falcons flying over the Kodak Park Research Labs.  Dot.ca did not return, so Dana and I joined Kathy at KP on Lake Ave.  By that time the falcons had left.  Kathy said they both headed north east across the river gorge.  This is the second day in a row that a falcon had been seen flying in this area and today there were two!  Of course we’ll keep checking for these two falcons.

I’ll leave you with some non-falcon news about my neighborhood Red-tail Hawks (RTH).  A couple years ago, they had lost their nest during a high wind storm.  Well, they have rebuilt their nest in the same area on a taller tree.  I checked out the nest and there was an RTH up there.  I was really happy to see that they had returned and rebuilt their nest.  :-)

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Goodnight everyone!

Morning watch 4-13-14

April 13th, 2014

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

Heat wave for real today-it was 53 (F) 12 (C) when I left for my watch with 80 forecast for a high with a mix of sun and clouds

I found Dot.Ca (DC) on the base of Mercury as I pulled over on the Broad St. Bridge (BSB). I had time to get one pic before he took off with a package in his talons chirping the whole time and heading west.

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As I drove down to the hole I spotted Beauty on the opposite corner of the base that DC had been on. He must have taken off as she arrived as they usually do. I spotted him on the back half of the Times Square building (TSB) north side column plucking feathers from a Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker.

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I drove across from the hole to the parking lot next to TSB for a closer view of DC and his catch of the day.

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DC was getting his share of the woodpecker in between sending feathers fluttering in the breeze. As I was focused on him, Beauty must have gotten tired of waiting and flew to the nest box as reported by Annette. Thanks! DC spent another 20 minutes after that eating and plucking, eating and plucking. I thought he might eat it all and not share any with Beauty, who hadn’t eaten since before laying her 3rd egg at 12:03am.

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Finally at 7:21am DC flew off with a good sized chunk of food and took it to the base of Mercury. He just stood there at first, then he started calling Beauty and when she didn’t come to him he took it to the north side of the deck next to the main camera.

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Beauty came out and grabbed his food gift and went to the base of Mercury to start eating. I went up on the BSB for a front view of the Beautyful one as she ate her breakfast.

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Beauty finished eating and turned around showing me her back so I went down to the hole  to share space with her. She did some cleaning up and then just stayed perched and resting.

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I thought this a good time to check Brighton but again neither Pigott or the juvie falcon were around. A quick look on the south side roof had a Mourning Dove on it along with 1 crow and a couple Starlings. I left after a short stay to return downtown. It was busy around the Blue Cross Arena as a cheerleading competition was the event scheduled there. The BSB parking was filling up quickly as I pulled over to check around for falcons. I could see Beauty on the north side of the deck so I figured DC was on the eggs.

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I opted to end my watch at 8:45am before it got any more crowded around there. In Rochester today I bet there were many smiles due to the summer-like weather-I know I was smiling! :)

Click on the links below to view videos from my watch

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http://youtu.be/ER1BlDm41GI

Morning watch 4-12-14

April 12th, 2014

By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK

A beautiful sunrise on the horizon as I made my way downtown on route 490 with a starting temperature of 42 (F) 6 (C) a slight breeze and clear skies

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Beauty was on the eggs when I left for this mornings watch and as I arrived on the Broad St. bridge I spotted a falcon watcher sitting in his lawn chair on the south side of the bridge. It was Dan, sporting a big old smiley for me as I pulled up-as far as I’m concerned the season has officially started now with my first watch with my buddy Dan. I got my chair out and joined him! :)

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We couldn’t see Beauty in the nest box as she was laying on her eggs at first and Dot.Ca (DC) was nowhere in the vicinity. Around 6:55am Beauty came out  to perch in front of the nest box and 5 minutes later she flew to the base of Mercury on the northeast corner where we couldn’t see her from the bridge.

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Dan and I watched a flock of Canada Geese fly over the river behind the Radisson and out of sight.

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The Beautyful one flew to the main camera 10 minutes later. She remained there after Dan left at 7:30am so I went to the hole for a closer view.

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Beauty was looking sleepy as she did some rousing and preening while we waited for DC to show up with breakfast. He would make us wait a long time today.

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I left to look for DC and while I was gone the little sneak arrived with food-I saw him under the northeast wing of Times Square (TSB) as I was stopped at the traffic light at Main and State St. I went to the hole and parked next to He’s Chinese but I could only see his head poking up from back on the ledge.

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The only way I knew he had food were the feathers floating around in the air space around him. He cleaned it up real good and when Beauty started complaining that he was taking too long he flew down with his food gift landing on the north side of the deck by the main cam. Beauty flew off the main cam and landed on the south side of the deck and made a bee line for DC and the food.

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When she reached him there was a tug of war which Beauty won-she took a swan dive off the deck and took her fresh meal to the base of Mercury while DC went to his eggs in the nest box around 8am.

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Beauty started eating on Mercury and soon after stopped and started  looking south then she took off with her leftovers and headed over to the northeast corner of Widows Walk where she resumed eating.

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Beauty finished off her meager leftovers, pooped  and cleaned herself up a bit by feaking (wiping her beak off) and picking at her talons.

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At approximately 8:30am Beauty flew off to the main cam where she perched watching DC on the eggs.

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I checked the Brighton site at this time as the police were closing roads around downtown for the Rochester Heart Walk. All I saw were 2 squirrels and 3 crows-I guess Pigott isn’t coming back. :(  I had to take an alternate route back to downtown but I made it to the hole to find Beauty still on the main cam. I saw a cute lil pooch sitting on a garbage bin in my travels-its owner came and got it as I pulled away.

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I assumed DC was still on the eggs and tweeted as such.  I ended my watch at 9:30am and as I left downtown, cam watcher Ei tweeted that DC was indeed on the eggs putting a smile on this watchers face! :)

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